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Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church

ISBN: 978-1-118-31439-5
192 pages
February 2013, Jossey-Bass
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Become the effective woman leader God intended you to be

Just Lead! provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. The book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well.

  • Helps women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings
  • Offers women a practical guide for breaking the "stained-glass window" and becoming effective leaders
  • Addresses leadership issues such as leading mixed gender teams, earning and giving respect, and navigating through relational landmines

Just Lead! challenges women to embrace their identity as leaders and equips them with the skills they need to lead others well.

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Table of Contents

About the Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series xi

Foreword, Mark Batterson xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction: Humble Beginnings and Big Lessons 1

1 ONLY THE LONELY 11

2 I’M NOT AFRAID 23

3 THE MONSTER YOU ARE AVOIDING 35

4 YOU’RE NOT DOING IT RIGHT 47

5 GROWING PAINS 59

6 MAKE UP YOUR MIND ALREADY! 71

7 GO BIG OR GO HOME 85

8 LEADING MEN 97

9 OVERCOMING THE COMMUNICATION BARRIER 115

10 PUT THE BOXING GLOVES DOWN 131

11 ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS 143

Notes 159

Resources 163

About the Authors 165

Index 167

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Author Information

Sherry Surratt is CEO of MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers), an organization that equips and encourages moms and leaders. Prior to this she was a director of innovation at Leadership Network, where she led church teams in implementing fresh ideas in ministry and served as a pastor on staff at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jenni Catron is executive director of Cross Point, a megachurch in Nashville, Tennessee, and founder of Cultivate Her, an organization dedicated to connecting, engaging, and inspiring young women leaders.

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Press Release

January 09, 2013
Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church

Just Lead!: A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church

The opportunities for women in leadership both in and outside the church are greater than they ever have been before.  However, the leadership gap in the development of women continues to widen.  What is holding women back and why are senior leaders still reluctant to fully engage women, especially those in their 20s and 30s?

In JUST LEAD!: A No-Whining, No-Complaining, No-Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church (Jossey-Bass; 9781118314395;March 2013; available in ebook format) Become the effective woman leader God intended you to be , provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. This book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well.

Additionally the book:

  • Helps women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings
  • Offers women a practical guide for breaking the "stained-glass window" and becoming effective leaders
  • Addresses leadership issues such as leading mixed gender teams, earning and giving respect, and navigating through relational landmines

Brad Lomenick, president of Catalyst said, “With humor, candor and honest vulnerability, Sherry and Jenni provide practical leadership help in order to develop the skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of Godly woman.  A generation of women leaders have been waiting for this book!”

JUST LEAD!  combines empirical research with the authors' stories of their own and other women's experiences to help women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings.   It challenges women to embrace their identity as leaders and equips them with the skills they need to lead others well.

It is a must read for any women who is interested in ministry and leadership, and I hope you will consider it for review.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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